Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 149 137
Rank change year-on-year +63 -12 +21
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 157 85 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.12% 1.54% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.34% 1.66% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 92 70 30
Scotland median annual salary £52,750 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.13% -3.13% -27.27%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,625 £63,973
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.65% -5.83% +4.35%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,702 5,109 4,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.50% 92.47% 92.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,046 3,357 2,729
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +35 91 £54,000 +44.00% 8
Glasgow +30 47 £55,000 +15.79% 6
Highlands - 7 £21,000 - 1
Fife - 3 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £26,500 - 1
Dundee - 1 £26,500 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £22,500 -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 37 (23.57%) Finance
2 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.38%) Information Security
3 32 (20.38%) Security Operations
4 31 (19.75%) CISSP
5 28 (17.83%) SIEM
6 27 (17.20%) Splunk
7 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (15.29%) Degree
8 21 (13.38%) CRM
8 21 (13.38%) Windows
8 21 (13.38%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (12.74%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (11.46%) Java
11 17 (10.83%) CISM
11 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (10.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 17 (10.83%) Threat Intelligence
12 16 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (10.19%) Linux
12 16 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 15 (9.55%) Network Security
13 15 (9.55%) Banking
14 14 (8.92%) Python
14 14 (8.92%) Firewall
14 14 (8.92%) GDPR
14 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (8.92%) SDLC
15 13 (8.28%) Task Automation

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.55%) JBoss
2 3 (1.91%) SAS
2 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.01%) Office 365
4 10 (6.37%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.18%) SaaS
5 5 (3.18%) Serverless
6 4 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) Network Security
2 14 (8.92%) Firewall
3 5 (3.18%) Internet
4 4 (2.55%) DNS
5 3 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
7 1 (0.64%) IPsec
7 1 (0.64%) SSH
7 1 (0.64%) SSL
7 1 (0.64%) VLAN
7 1 (0.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) DB2
2 5 (3.18%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.55%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.91%) Big Data
4 3 (1.91%) QlikView
5 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Cucumber
1 4 (2.55%) JUnit
1 4 (2.55%) Selenium
2 3 (1.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.64%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.64%) WebScarab
General
1 37 (23.57%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Retail
4 8 (5.10%) Legal
5 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.91%) Electronics
7 3 (1.91%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (13.38%) Architect
2 20 (12.74%) Developer
3 18 (11.46%) Consultant
3 18 (11.46%) Security Consultant
3 18 (11.46%) Security Engineer
4 14 (8.92%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (7.64%) Analyst
6 10 (6.37%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 10 (6.37%) Software Developer
7 9 (5.73%) IT Manager
7 9 (5.73%) Junior
7 9 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.73%) Senior Architect
8 8 (5.10%) Junior Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Junior Software Developer
8 8 (5.10%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.46%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (4.46%) IT Security Consultant
9 7 (4.46%) Security Manager
9 7 (4.46%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) Web Services
2 8 (5.10%) Hibernate
3 7 (4.46%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.82%) REST
4 6 (3.82%) SOAP
5 5 (3.18%) J2EE
6 4 (2.55%) .NET
6 4 (2.55%) CSS
6 4 (2.55%) Express
6 4 (2.55%) HTML
6 4 (2.55%) Java EE
6 4 (2.55%) Node.js
6 4 (2.55%) React
6 4 (2.55%) Spring
6 4 (2.55%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.55%) Struts
6 4 (2.55%) XML
7 2 (1.27%) Swing
8 1 (0.64%) OAuth
8 1 (0.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.38%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.46%) Cyberattack
4 7 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (4.46%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.82%) PKI
6 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.18%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.55%) Cybercrime
7 4 (2.55%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.91%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.27%) Fintech
9 2 (1.27%) PMI
9 2 (1.27%) Social Media
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Windows
2 16 (10.19%) Linux
3 6 (3.82%) Unix
3 6 (3.82%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.38%) Information Security
2 32 (20.38%) Security Operations
3 28 (17.83%) SIEM
4 21 (13.38%) CRM
5 20 (12.74%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (10.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 17 (10.83%) Threat Intelligence
7 16 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (8.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (8.92%) SDLC
9 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (8.28%) Task Automation
10 12 (7.64%) Security Management
11 11 (7.01%) Coaching
11 11 (7.01%) Critical Thinking
11 11 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (7.01%) ITIL
11 11 (7.01%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.46%) Java
2 14 (8.92%) Python
3 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.64%) SQL
5 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.46%) Java 8
7 3 (1.91%) C#
8 2 (1.27%) C
8 2 (1.27%) C++
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (19.75%) CISSP
2 24 (15.29%) Degree
3 17 (10.83%) CISM
4 12 (7.64%) CEH
5 9 (5.73%) CISA
5 9 (5.73%) CompTIA Security+
5 9 (5.73%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (5.73%) MCSA
5 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.10%) CRISC
6 8 (5.10%) SANS
7 7 (4.46%) CISMP
7 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.82%) CCNA
8 6 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.18%) CCENT
9 5 (3.18%) MCP
9 5 (3.18%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (2.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.92%) GDPR
3 9 (5.73%) QA
4 7 (4.46%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.18%) SLA
6 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.27%) COBIT
8 2 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.82%) Docker
3 3 (1.91%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) vSphere
3 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.37%) QRadar
2 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.18%) Puppet
3 4 (2.55%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.91%) PowerCLI
4 3 (1.91%) SCCM
4 3 (1.91%) SCOM
5 2 (1.27%) Ansible
5 2 (1.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.64%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.64%) EnCase
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.64%) Nessus
6 1 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.64%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (17.20%) Splunk
2 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.01%) ServiceNow
4 8 (5.10%) Cisco
5 6 (3.82%) Google
5 6 (3.82%) Qualys
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle
7 4 (2.55%) Chordiant
7 4 (2.55%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.55%) Sybase
8 3 (1.91%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.91%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.91%) Brocade
8 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.91%) Citrix
8 3 (1.91%) HP
8 3 (1.91%) VMware
9 2 (1.27%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.27%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.27%) Palo Alto